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Dr. Janine Brown

Janine Brown, Ph.D.

Janine Brown is a research physiologist and heads the endocrinology laboratory at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI). Brown is devoted to increasing knowledge that

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Marc Valitutto examining a pangolin

Marc Valitutto, V.M.D.

Serving as the senior field veterinarian for EcoHealth Alliance, Dr. Marc Valitutto focuses on pandemic preparedness in Southeast Asia and China. His work involves collaborative

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Dr. Suzan Murray with assistant and rhino

Suzan Murray, D.V.M.

Dr. Suzan Murray is a board-certified zoo veterinarian at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and serves as both the program director of the Global Health

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Dr. Don Neiffer examining giant panda cub

Donald Neiffer, V.M.D

As chief veterinarian the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, Dr. Donald Neiffer oversees, coordinates, and directs all clinical medicine and pathology operations to

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steve sarro stony point

Steven Sarro

Steven Sarro is a supervisory biologist/curator at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and primarily supervises the small mammal collection and the animal care stall. Sarro is responsible

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Brian Gratwicke with limosa harlequin frog

Brian Gratwicke, Ph.D.

Brian Gratwicke is a conservation biologist and leads the amphibian conservation programs at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Gratwicke’s focus has been on building capacity

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